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Robyn Penn: The Map is Not the T...

Blogger: Rachel van Blydenstein Printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg is immersed in the completion of Robyn Penn’s latest edition, The Map is Not the Territory I and II. These prints are part of a suite of three clouds that make up Penn’s most recent collaboration with DKW, ‘The Cloud of Unknowing‘. Penn, who recently opened an exhibition at […]

Making Monotypes with Mongezi Nc...

Blogger: Rachel van Blydenstein 2017.02.08 Abstract artist Mongezi Ncaphayi is currently working on a new series of monotypes at DKW. Following his first collaboration with us in 2013, this body of work reflects the nuances of his mark- making process:- that which is distinctive to the artist’s style. Winner of the Gerard Sekoto and Absa […]

DKW continues the Triumphs and L...

BLOGGER: RACHEL VAN BLYDENSTEIN 23.01.2017 With two weeks into the year, it’s full steam ahead in the workshop and the printmakers have launched into a range of projects:- inking up, carving, printing and building up a creative brainstorm on what the year ahead will hold. Our collaboration with William Kentridge on the woodblock series began […]

Zimbabwean Sculptor John James, ...

John James Born: Harare, Zimbabwe Residence: Witbank, South Africa BLOGGER: RHULANI SHABANGU John James born in Harare, Zimbabwe, discovered artistic genesis playing with clay as a young child with his mother. From the construction of wire cars to playful interactions on the streets of Zimbabwe to the experimentation of discarded materials found in scrap yards, […]

Bell | Kentridge | Victor –...

Installation images of Bell | Kentridge | Victor, a group exhibition currently running at David Krut Projects Cape Town, until 28 January 2016. Featured within this exhibition is the interactive artwork titled, “Rainbow Nation” by St. John Fuller.  

Silencing The Grain: Aftermath o...

Blogger: Sbongiseni Khulu Date: 25.11.2016 As the proofing of William Kentridge’s The Flood continues it becomes all the more apparent to us that everything is subject to change. Be it the woods natural inclination to expand and contract due to external stimuli or our rigorous efforts to document those changes so that we may attain the […]

Patricia Schonstein X Olivié Kec...

“Selfie Deceit”, 2016, watercolor monotype, 75 x 57cm, 1/1. 19.11.2016 On Saturday 19 November 2016, Patricia Schonstein, our poet in residence delivered a poetry reading to accompany Olivié Keck’s walkabout at her current exhibition, Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy. Schonstein chose 16 poems to accompany Keck’s exhibition. From “Africa! My Africa! An anthology of poems”: ‘Song of […]

conversations with wood grain 18...

Blogger: Chad Cordeiro Over the past two weeks, master printer Jillian Ross, Sbongiseni Khulu, and myself, have begun the testing or “proofing” phase of a new series of woodcut prints by Chuck Webster. For this post I thought I would briefly introduce the most interesting part of the proofing phase for me so far: making […]

Nina Torr discovers watercolour ...

14.11.2016 Pretoria-based artist Nina Torr (formerly working under the pseudonym Andy Wyeth) is currently collaborating with the David Krut Workshop on a series of experimental watercolour monotypes that relate to intuitive narratives brought together by her unique skills as both animator and illustrator. In the workshop, Torr begins an exploration into the possibilities and challenges […]

Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy ̵...

Installation images of Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy, a solo exhibition of watercolour monotypes by Olivié Keck currently showing at David Krut Projects Cape Town, until 3 December 2016.

Jacob van Schalkwyk: Liftup 0214...

On Monday 19 October 2016 there was an intriguing intervention on Buitenkant Street in the East City by Jacob van Schalkwyk, who studied at the Pratt Institute in New York City. The OpenDialogBox program is being curated by Claire van Blerck from Artthrob. The intervention involved three Manitou cranes on the site, which by day is […]

A trip with DKW master printer J...

19.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen We’ve recently had two major shows in Johannesburg in which prints have dominated: I Invented Myself by Walter Battiss at Wits Art Museum (WAM), which runs until the end of the month, and Rhythm and Meaning by Henri Matisse at the Standard Bank gallery, which came down in September. At the Battiss show, there is an entire […]

Printer Feature: Sbongiseni Khul...

13.10.16 Printer Feature: Sbongiseni Khulu Just over a year ago, Sbongiseni Khulu stepped out of TUT with a degree in Printmaking and Sculpture. Khulu was was keen to gage the art scene outside academic practice and, one day, he chanced upon David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main while a live print demonstration was under way. He remembers […]

Patricia Schonstein X Jacob van ...

Patricia Schonstein X Jacob van Schalkwyk – Poetry Reading and Walkabout

06.10.2016 On Saturday 1 October 2016, Patricia Schonstein, our poet in residence delivered a poetry reading to accompany Jacob van Schalkwyk’s walkabout at his current exhibition, Sunsets. Schonstein elaborates further: Sunsets comprises of a series of six drawings on paper done in lithographic ink. They are landscape-influenced and carry a sense of turbulence, fire-destruction, decay and […]

Jacob van Schalkwyk at DK Cape T...

04.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen We are currently exhibiting different series’ of new works by Jacob van Schalkwyk simultaneously at our Cape Town gallery as well as at the DK Bookstore in Johannesburg. Checkerboard Room at the Johannesburg Bookstore: Jacob van Schalkwyk’s use of walnut oil has opened up a new technical avenue in his recent work. […]

Jacqueline Flint in conversation...

04.10.16 This conversation accompanies SUNSETS – a series of 6 drawings in lithographic ink on paper by Jacob van Schalkwyk – shown at David Krut Projects in Cape Town from 17 September to 22 October 2016. Topics Covered: Colour / nature / layering / fire / control / futility / topography / category / theory / inspiration / expiration […]

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s spee...

30.09.16 Lynda Ballen’s Deep Histories A speech by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen at Lynda Ballen’s opening for DE DIVITIIS. Embedded in the names of a bright yellow pigment is a small history that encompasses painting, alchemy and poisoning. Auripigment—from auris, the Latin word for ‘gold’; also known as Arsenikon—the ancient Greek word that combines a Persian word, […]

DE DIVITIIS: An Enchanting Solo ...

28.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Tomorrow we launch DE DIVITIIS, Lynda Ballen‘s second solo show with DKP for which the artist continues her engagement with the natural wealth yielded from earth’s surface with an enchanting series of 40 new drawings and prints. Ballen’s previous exhibition, Concerning Preciousness (2012), looked at metals and gems as capital. For this show, she […]